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What is the British Empire?


The British Empire is the world of Soul of the Beast, and the greatest empire on earth in its day . Below are excerpts from an online article about the empire from New World Encyclopedia. Click the link to read the full article.


The British Empire is the most extensive empire in world history and for a time was the foremost global power. …By 1921, the British Empire ruled a population of [approximately 500] million people… one-quarter of the world’s population. It covered about 14.3 million square miles [which is], about a quarter of Earth‘s total land area. …The British Empire was… “the empire on which the sun never sets” …[because] the empire’s span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous colonies.

SOB.Indian.Soldiers2The British East India Company was … responsible for [conquering India. India] would become the empire’s largest source of revenue…The British East India Company …ruled India …with a very large private army consisting of local Indian sepoys (soldiers) …





British colonial policy was always driven … by Britain’s trading interests. … (the British [stirred up] conflict between [the different Indian] ethnic, religious and racial  populations [to keep them]  from uniting against the…(the British Empire)…This is known as the “divide and rule” strategy—[the British used this strategy in other possessions such as as Ireland...SOB Indian Soldiers


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